This is an exercise program carried out in the water that maintains your flexibility, minimises the risk of reinjury and ensures that you have an additional exercise programme that allows you to manage your condition.  In order for us to provide you with an exercise programme we will either meet you at an appropriate venue or come to a pool where you are a member.

How it Works

We take our patients who are appropriate for Hydrotherapy to a venue of their choice to go through a series of stretches and mobilisation exercises that will allow you to manage both your flexibility and symptoms.  James will provide a laminated exercises sheet for you to carry out your exercises in your own choice of pool.  This is the type of exercise programme that can be carried out indefinitely in order to maintain flexibility, minimise the risk of re-injury and ensure prevention of pain return


Is hydrotherapy appropriate for me? And How can my hydrotherapy exercises help me?

Physioelite has a very simple process for helping patients use their local pool to benefit them.  We do a single teaching session usually over 60 minutes to provide the patient with a series of exercises to do in the water to improve both their mobility and strength.  This teaching session is highly effective and provides the patient with an ongoing water-based management programme which can be done independently at their local pool.  Hydrotherapy exercises can be extremely helpful in terms of prevention.

You will be provided with a laminated exercise sheet.

What if I am afraid of water?

If you are water phobic hydrotherapy will be inappropriate for you however, we will discuss with you during the treatment process whether you are happy to go to your local pool to do the hydrotherapy education session and can adapt a session to suit your requirements.

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Ben H
Ben H
James provided me with 11 weeks of diligent, knowledgeable and fundamentally worthwhile physio treatment following a hip operation. On top of this James assisted with hydro therapy which was an important development in my recovery. His explanation of my circumstance was described in a fashion that made a complicated situation much more coherent for me. Following treatment with James, I feel much stronger in my hip and body more generally, and have a greater understanding of hip anatomy and what I need to do to continue recovering well. I also appreciate the straightforward nature of booking appointments thanks to his office. Overall, I would recommend James to anyone in need of post surgical rehabilitation or merely minor muscle strains and the like. Thank you James for all the help.
Gareth Hardwick
Gareth Hardwick
James was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He managed to diagnose and treat an injury I had been suffering with for a year. After a course of treatment and shockwave therapy, the issue has gone.
Liz Jones
Liz Jones
Great practice. Fitted me in at short notice, was very knowledgeable, explained everything clearly and gave very effective treatment. I was also given exercises to complete after treatment to continue my progress. Well recommended.
Joe Malloy
Joe Malloy
James is very professional, knowledgeable and attentive. I would highly recommend him as a physiotherapist.
David Sutton
David Sutton
Quick diagnosis and treatment elevated the pain.
Slade Baker
Slade Baker
James provide honest professional opinions, developed a management plan at the very beginning and set realistic expectations of what we could achieve or not. Good availability for appointments and flexible fair fees structure. Has motivated me to make a major lifestyle change on long term fitness. Wan
Jason McLean
Jason McLean
I went to see James with what turned out to be frozen shoulder. James was great, explaining clearly what was the issue and how physio would help. In addition to the physio he showed me a number of exercises that I should do in between sessions. I would recommend James.
Been to James for rugby injuries years ago and came back recently due to back and groin issues. He sorted me insoles for my flat feet he picked up on. Done a great job at sorting my back out. Knows what he’s on about
Nigel Phelps
Nigel Phelps
I cannot speak highly enough about James and Ruth! My 7 year old had quite a difficult elbow injury to treat. James was patient and worked so well with my son; he made the sessions fun and interesting. He even bought him an Easter egg to celebrate arm straightening after months of it being bent! Ruth was always lovely to deal with, and very understanding when we had to reschedule appointments. We feel blessed to have found such an excellent physio, and have no hesistation in recommending him.
Chioma Chigbo
Chioma Chigbo
James is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I had been suffering with a neck and shoulder injury for years and no previous physiotherapists was able to give me relief. In just a few months with James, i feel so much better and i'm gaining back my quality of life.

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Bristol Road, Hambrook
Bristol, BS16 1RB

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